Indian Artist Nilima Sheikh Wraps Up “Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams” Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago 

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“Dying Dreaming”, 2007 – 2010

A sensational exhibition by esteemed Indian painter Nilima Sheikh has just wrapped up at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition, entitled “Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams”, ran from March 8 – May 18, 2014. It consisted of eight varied scrolling paintings Ms. Sheikh created over the past decade, each of which served to juxtapose the tension and violence that characterises modern Kashmir with its uniquely “magical” historical past, all the while doting on its timeless cultural wealth. Continue reading

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Spanish Artist Fernando Vincente Transforms Maps into Geographical Portraits in his “Atlas” Series 

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Atlas #9

Spanish artist Fernando Vincente has adopted a very unique approach to portraiture in incorporating cartography and geography into his “Atlas” series. To achieve the finished product, Mr. Vincente gathered old maps which he then painted over with semi-transluscent layers of acrylic paint into portraits of humans, animals and skulls. Continue reading

Martin Klimas’ Exploding Flowers and “Sonic” Exhibition on September 18th, 2013 at the Foley Gallery in NY, USA 

"Flower 6", Rapid Bloom

“Flower 6”, Rapid Bloom

German photographer Martin Klimas has recently produced two remarkable sets of photographs that are particularly worthy of mention, one of which will be featured in an exhibition opening tomorrow, September 18th, 2013. Based in Düsseldorf, Mr. Klimas has made a name for himself for his use of high-speed photography, capturing moments of intense action in an image.  Continue reading

Filipino Painter/Art Collector Alfonso Ossorio, Inspired by Jackson Pollock, On Display With Contemporaries in “Angels, Demons and Savages” at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York 

"Tattooed Couple" by Alfonso Ossorio, 1950

“Tattooed Couple” by Alfonso Ossorio, 1950

The Parrish Art Museum, located in the Long Island town of Water Mill, New York, is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Angels, Demons and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet”. The highlight of this exhibition is the placement of Filipino art collector and painter Alfonso Ossorio alongside his idols and much more famous contemporaries, abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and Jean Dubuffet. Continue reading

Wife of Syrian Artist Youssef Abdelke Makes Public Appeal for Release With Online Petition 

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Youssef Abdelke posing with painting of goat’s head

The filmmaker wife of acclaimed Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke, Ms. Hala Alabdalla, has made a mass appeal for his release from jail in launching a Facebook campaign and email petition. According to Ms. Alabdalla, her husband was “keen to stay in Damascus… despite the difficulties of daily life and dangers of… violence”. Continue reading

“Austrian Symbolism” on Display at Vienna’s Belvedere Museum for Duration of Summer 2013 

"Roter Engel" (Red Angel) by Karl Mediz, 1902

“Roter Engel” (Red Angel) by Karl Mediz, 1902

The famed Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria is hosting an exhibition entitled “Decadence: Aspects of Austrian Symbolism”. Noted as being the first large-scale exhibition of its kind, “Decadence” explores the artistic movement of symbolism which took hold of the Austrian art scene in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Continue reading

New York Public Library Extends “Africans in India” Exhibition Until July 18th, 2013 

Painting of an African-Indian Merchant, 17th or 18th century

Painting of an African-Indian Merchant, 17th or 18th century

The New York Public Library (NYPL) at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture has extended their exhibition entitled “Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers” through July 18th, 2013. Continue reading

Paris Match Features the “Invisible Man”, Liu Bolin, in June 2013 Issue 

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“Hiding in the City No. 2”

Referring to him as “l’artiste caméléon” (the chameleon artist), Paris Match’s June 2013 issue has featured an interview with Lui Bolin, a Chinese artist whose work is reflective of social and economic issues in China. Continue reading

Tate Exhibits Works of Sudanese Artist Ibrahim El-Salahi, July-September 2013 

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“Love 4 Culture”

The Tate in London has announced the opening of a new exhibition of the works of Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi. The exhibition will dote on El-Salahi’s “personal journey”, following his movements as a young adult to London, a pilgrimage back to Sudan, followed by a sejour in Qatar and a final return to England. Continue reading

The Role of Arab Immigrants in Haiti’s Art Culture 

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“Les Sirenes” by Rinaud Benoit

A recent article published in Saudi Aramco’s World publication details the history and modern-day presence of Arab immigrants to Haiti in the creation and preservation of Haitian fine arts. Continue reading